LDV CO2 Regulations beyond 2020

Assessment of modalities for light duty vehicle CO2 regulations beyond 2020

As road transport causes roughly 80% of the EU’s transport emissions, it is important to reduce the emissions from this transport mode drastically. For Light Duty Vehicles (LDVs) binding emission targets for newly sold vehicles have already been set with Regulations (EC) 443/2009 for passenger cars and (EC) 510/2011 for vans as amended. Both regulations are contributing substantially to the 60% target. However, additional policies to meet these GHG emission reduction targets are necessary, as well as setting new binding emission targets for LDVs for the period beyond 2020.

The overall objective of this project is to evaluate the possible design options for car and light commercial vehicle CO2 regulations beyond 2020 and the computation of impacts that can be expected from the different design options. This includes:

  • a powertrain technology development scenario and assessment of novel technologies
  • an assessment of the appropriate ambition level
  • an assessment of modalities and exploration of combinations of modalities
  • an economic impact assessment including
    • effects on competitive neutrality
    • effects on social equity
    • a macro-economic assessment at European level
  • an environmental impact assessment

TML will contribute to the economic and environmental impact assessments, largely relying on model results from MOVEET and EDIP. MOVEET will be used to estimate the impact on the transport market including the demand for transport, fleet composition and, related to this, emissions from LDVs and  their energy use. EDIP is used to assess and model effects on social equity of the proposed regulation modalities.


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2014 - 2015

funded by

European Commission, DG CLIMA


CE Deflt, TNO, Cambridge Econometrics


Thomas Blondiau, Joko Purwanto, Christophe Heyndrickx, Tim Breemersch


Joko Purwanto

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